Top Coding Competitions Around The World
Top 10 Coding Competitions Around The World
As a programmer myself, I know how important it is to see where you stand at your logic building capabilities and how good you are with your programming skills. And, Coding competitions are the best way to judge yourself as a coder or a programmer. Many competitions are organized or sponsored by some big shot companies every year like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, TCS, HP, Codechef, etc. These competitions are open for everyone and Programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, etc. are supported. So, here are some of the top coding competitions happening around the globe. I have provided links to the registration page to the corresponding competitions at
About – Code Jam calls on programmers around the world to put their skills to the test by solving multiple rounds of algorithmic puzzles. The online rounds conclude in the World Finals, which rotates globally. In addition to being challenging and fun, Code Jam problems can help you develop your coding and programming skills.
About –Started in 2011, the Hacker Cup is Facebook’s annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the coveted Hacker Cup. In the Hacker Cup, programmers from around the world will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance through up to five rounds of programming challenges.
About – SnackDown is a multi round programming competition open to anyone with a knack for programming. Hosted by CodeChef, the competition was started in the year 2009.The aim with SnackDown is to pit the finest computer programming brains from different parts of the globe against each other, under one roof in India. SnackDown also provides a unique opportunity for the top programmers of the world to get a flavour of India and at the same time let the Indian programmers meet top global programmers in flesh and bones. The competition is open to everyone including the middle and high school students as well as working professionals, virtually having no formal eligibility criteria.
About – IBM sponsors this contest. ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (abbreviated as ACM-ICPC or just ICPC) is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world.
ACM – ICPC is one of the world’s largest programming contest conducted annually. The contests majorly involve algorithmic programming problems. Regional competitions lead to World level Finals. Supports only two languages i.e. C/C++ and Java.
About – TCS CodeVita is a programming competition. It’s TCS way of attracting young impressionable college students to adopt this culture and experience joy of programming.
About – The VK Cup Championship is an open computer programming competition that is held by VK, Codeforces and Saratov State University. VK is the largest European social network with more than a 100 million active users. The Championship Final Round will be held in July in St. Petersburg. Top 50 contestants of the Round 3 will be invited to the Finals, with trip expenses covered by the organizing committee.
About – IndiaHacks is the biggest confluence of developers across domains and interests under a single platform. It’s your chance to demonstrate your programming skills, while competing with the best developers in the world. The biggest attraction of the 4th edition of IndiaHacks will be the Developer Conference in Bangalore – India’s biggest developer confluence. Along with the grand finale of IndiaHacks, the audience will be treated to a host of talks, discussions and tech workshops by the biggest names in the industry.
About – The Topcoder Open (TCO) is our annual online and onsite tournament to celebrate and reward the community. TCO encompasses every day competitions at Topcoder and adds points to them. While you’re competing, you’re earning TCO points and more potential prizes as well as trips to the TCO Finals in the USA!
About – CodeWars is a first-class computer programming competition for high school students. CodeWars was hosted on Hewlett-Packard’s Houston campus for its first 15 years of existence. A CodeWars event successfully combines several quality ingredients: a high-tech setting, a wide range of programming challenges, plenty of programmer food, music, plus giveaways – all in an exciting, stimulating, and competitive environment.
About – Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. Every year tens of thousands of students from across the globe compete for cash, travel and prizes and for the honor of taking home the Imagine Cup!